“On paper my future will lay.
I’ll fold every failure into a crane.”
~Sleeping at Last (Quicksand)
The crane in Japan is a holy creature, said to live a thousand years, and anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes is purported to be granted one wish. As such, heavy strings of paper cranes are often given at births and weddings, and it’s a common endeavor for people who are ill or have experienced a disaster to attempt.
In Japan this is called Senbazuru.
I am setting out to make a thousand cranes. Not for a wish. Just for memory.
Crane count: 13